NEW MARLINS BALLPARK HOSTED AN
EXCLUSIVE ‘GREEN’ TOUR
The Florida Marlins together with Hunt/Moss and Populous are proud to announce the New Marlins Ballpark is implementing several green initiatives in order to achieve LEED Silver Certification.
“We are excited to shine light on these important green initiatives,” said Claude Delorme, Florida Marlins Executive VP of Ballpark Development. “Efficient waste management, use of recycled materials and storm water runoff safeguards are some of the key components of our green efforts.”
The New Marlins Ballpark construction team has initiated an aggressive waste management recycling program. Currently, more than 90% of the construction waste is being recycled. Primary items being recycled are: asphalt, cardboard, concrete, metal, steel, paper, plastic and wood, among others. The design of the ballpark has focused on including green initiatives, with a goal to incorporate pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled content that will ultimately represent more than 20% of the total material incorporated into the ballpark. The team has also specified materials harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the job site to reduce transportation emissions and support the local economy. As the ballpark progresses, other green project elements will include the use of low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints, adhesives, carpets and flooring to improve the indoor air quality in the ballpark. Additionally, each site office complex conducts independent recycling with the goal to donate any money from this program to a local entity for them to start their own green efforts.